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Red Fish Grill

4.6
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6088 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
"Friends don't let friends eat frozen fish" is the mantra at Red Fish Grill, Ralph Brennan's vibrant, seafood-centric landmark which delivers locally-sourced, seasonally fresh, innovative twists on Gulf fish, oysters, shrimp, crab, and crawfish and anchors the first block of Bourbon Street. Named one of the nation's "Best Seafood Restaurants" by Travel + Leisure and readers of USA Today (and 9x 'Best Oyster Po-boy' winner at the New Orleans Po Boy Festival), Red Fish Grill has dominated the French Quarter seafood scene for over 20 years. Polished-casual service co-stars alongside Chef Chris Vazquez's signature menu featuring our namesake Hickory Grilled Redfish, Alligator Sausage & Seafood Gumbo, flash-fried BBQ Oysters in Crystal butter sauce, and decadent Double Chocolate Bread Pudding, AKA - "the 8th wonder of the world". Red Fish Grill's festive décor, expansive bar, oyster bar, and laid-back vibe offer a perfect prelude to or occasion for a night in the Quarter.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 6088 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PennyN
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Tim, was professional, efficient, and provided excellent customer service. The manager, Holly, greeted us personally at our table creating a welcoming environment and adding to our positive experience.

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RichardS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am glad the Red Fish Grill is back open and wish them the best. Frank was my server and is impeccable. Although the entire waitstaff is well prepared Frank is in a class by himself. So knowledgeable on all of the preparations. As usual the Blackened Redfish is flaky, moist and ohh so good.

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JanetS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good! Service was great. Lovely place.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! This was our first visit to Red Fish Grill and it is now at the top of our list for dinner. We had a party of 4 with appetizers, entrees and desserts. Everyone loved everything we ordered. Our server, Kevin, was excellent as well.

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Jasbir
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and great service. The ambience is really nice.

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BrianP
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever was fantastic. The food was delicious. We will be back the next time we are in New Orleans.

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Rick
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed my wife’s birthday very much. We miss not getting to eat out at Redfish Grill for so long.

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debbier
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always. Service impeccable. We always enjoy eating here when we’re in New Orleans. Hope they get back to full swing soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!! Signature Red Fish dish is outstanding!

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JoeU
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent blackened redfish. The creamy corn they serve with it is amazing. The chocolate bread pudding is worth every penny. Be sure and order it when you order your entrée because it takes a while to make.

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TanyellM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are consistently exceptional. Their signature is just as good as it was 16 years ago.

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Sherryc
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chocolate bread pudding was absolutely delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best service

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Jerrym1
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal, and excellent service with Ike the server. Highest recommendations.

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StevenR
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say other than Ike Jackson is the man!
We had the best lunch with a couple first timers to RFG, and it was their first day open since closing due to Covid.
It was like they hadn’t skipped a beat. Warm (masked) faces all around, safe and healthy practices were obvious, and the food was delicious.
Ready for a dozen more BBQ Oysters already.
Great job y’all!

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MOProf
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Red Fish Grill many times and it's always a treat. The food is excellent and reasonably priced, and the service is extremely friendly. It's one of my go-to restaurants.

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luzm
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food is good but overpriced. Acme is more authentic and better.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Sad that the menu has changed from my last visit.

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vipRuss
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

One of the Brennan group restaurants that serves the same quality of meal as Brennan's, but at a more reasonable price.
The restaurant, when full, is vibrant (rea that as loud) but not so loud you can't carry on a normal conversation.
We Had gumbo and Alligator Boudin for appetizers. Both were as good as we've had anywhere.
Wood Grilled Redfish & Louisiana Lump Crabmeat with tasso ham & roasted mushroom Pontalba potatoes, lemon butter sauce and Pan-Fried Louisiana Blue Crab Cake with grilled portobello mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, andouille cream sauce for the entrées.
Both were mouth watering.
Would definitely return.

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PalePinkRibbon
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

A very busy restaurant with servers that had too many tables. Delicious food, but to add $7.50 to each dessert for "ala mode" seemed ridiculously overpriced when the ice cream was really just basic soft serve.

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vipLocal
Cleveland
74 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance were great. Our server, Jasmine, was helpful and had good recommendations. Would definitely go back.

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MikeS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent restaurant with wonderful food and outstanding service. I would recommend it to anyone coming to NOLA

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RobertO
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service was great! We ate fairly early and it wasn't busy. The only thing I would say that was a negative is the amount of food on the plate.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Overall, pretty mediocre. Very limited menu and dinner type service. I had the "signature dish" which was nothing special and a very small portion. With all the great restaurants in NOLA, I wouldn't go back to this one.

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TracyF
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value

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DeannaH
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food, amazing staff & nice music helped my dinner mtg go great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, amazing food and our server Chris was perfect. Would recommend anything on the menu, especially the dessert.

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darleneb
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The bbq oysters are amazing. We are repeat customers and always come here every trip for these! Had catfish and shrimp po boys, yummy! Waiter was awesome but I can’t remember his name now, older African American man.

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vipTeresaD
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food!

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JoeD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the best food in NOLA. The BBQ oysters are spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming to Red Fish since 1998 and it has been consistently great - from the melt in your mouth hot bread to the addicting BBQ FRIED OYSTERS and alligator gumbo I love this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic, flavorful, friendly, and delicious experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Really good food, service was ok.

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vipGregoryS
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Was highly disappointed in the dining experience and the food. This place is very very loud. Was anniversary dinner for us. We could not even have a conversation. We did get gumbo which was mediocre at best. My wife got shrimp and grits and I got Red fish with crabmeat. Came over peas and rice which were frozen peas. No great taste. We did order creme brûlée for desert. It actually was a vanilla pudding in a mini pie crust. They did put sugar on top and brûlée’d it. Very disappointed. We did eat at Emeril’s the day before which was outstanding and over the top. Would never go back to this place.

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LarryL
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We have eaten at a number of Brennan restaurants in the past. Red Fish Grill is another that measures up to the Brennan reputation.

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FrancisG
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Excellent Creole/Cajun seafood. BBQ Oyeters are great. Wood Grilled Gulf Fish was Amberjack and excellent. Desserts superfluousafter that meal, but very good.

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Cootie
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the blackened catfish and it was extremely delicious. The peacemaker (1/2 buffalo shrimp 1/2 buffalo oysters) was to die for.

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vipJoeaksa
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The other person with me asked for his fish done without any sauce or crab on top and it came out with... sauce and crab, so it got sent back and he waited while I had my dinner. Not the best of dinner. Otherwise fine.

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KevinO
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and our server (Ike) made the dining a true experience!! Have a real New Orleans flare. Fried oysters were amazing....definitely order a full dozen, you will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I got the blackened catfish but with reddish instead - it was AMAZING

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Red Fish Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 6088 OpenTable diners.

Red Fish Grill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.neworleans-food.com/shop/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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